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Lee-oh

Lee-oh – The command given to come about (tack through the wind) on a sailing boat.

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Hard-a-lee

Hard-a-lee – The command given to come about (tack through the wind) on a sailing boat.

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Leeward

Leeward – In the direction that the wind is blowing towards.

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LOA

LOA – The length of a sailboat, ship or any vessel.  Length Over All.  This is the length from the very tip of the bow or bowsprit to the very back of the stern.

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Let go and haul

Let go and haul – An order indicating that the ship is now on the desired course relative to the wind and that the sails should be trimmed (‘hauled’) to suit.

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